Nat'l Seashore Reopens Red Maple Swamp Trail

National Seashore/Red Maple Swamp Trail Re-Opens


The Red Maple Swamp Trail, one of the more popular walks in the Cape Cod National Seashore, has reopened to the public after 8 years of reconstruction.

The mile and a half long walking trail, connecting the Fort Hill and Hemenway Landing areas, has been closed since 2010 after it had deteriorated to the point where there were safety concerns.

The trail was first developed in 1964 and is a favorite of many residents and visitors, transporting them into a natural environment of large trees, swamp habitat and wildlife.

The Seashore’s Maintenance Team consulted with staff from the Fire Island National Seashore in New York as to the best approach to rehabilitate the boardwalk trail that meanders through a wetland environment.

The final section was completed in November and in the Spring, the Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore and staff will celebrate the project’s completion and recognize donors.

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